AACD Education Program
The Arkansas Training and Designation Program has been designed by the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department (AACD) as directed by Act 48 of 1980. The training consists of both AACD and International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) courses.
IAAO Courses are sponsored by the AACD and offered free to county officials and employees. These courses explore fundamental ad valorem tax appraisal and administration and serve, in combination with the AACD Courses, as a foundation for improving property assessments in Arkansas. AACD courses instruct property assessment employees in the application of state standards and practices and define IAAO standards in the local context.
The AACD Training & Designation program is for those who are in the mass appraisal field, the courses are designed for the Assessor’s County Employees and the Mass Appraisal Contractor Companies who work for the counties in the State of Arkansas.
Contact: Penny Jump at Penny.Jump@acd.arkansas.gov for assistance and to submit Admission Applications.
Designation Program Guidelines
Application for Admission
Application for Admissions is a form filled out by persons entering the AACD Education Program. It assists the AACD Education Manager find out what tract (Real Estate, Personal Property or Assessment Administration) the individual will be on.
It provides us with contact information on the individual entering the program, such as e-mail address, contact information, initial hire date and past work & educational experience. Individuals in the Education Program are county assessors and their employees, contractor companies and their employees, and a few state employees.
Once you have opened the application PDF in your browser, save/download it to your local computer. Next, simply open the PDF, complete the form, and save the PDF. You can then submit this completed application by emailing it to Michele Wilcox (see email above). Note, you can expect a response within 2 business days.
AACD Classroom Parking Map